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please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:07:49 PM »
I just built gantry cnc router and am using mach3 with lazy cam.
I have 2 problems
1 the z axis motor jams at times causing it to lose it's reference to zero. It will also do it with the motor removed from the mill, turning with no load.
2 when using lazycam to make pockets, the program stops randomly. I get the following error
Unrecoverable Error in EndGLdraw1....Notify artsoft

I am new to this so any help is appreciated.
Re: please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 05:39:59 PM »
I'm having a similar sounding problem even when I'm doing a manual continuous jog (though I haven't switched motor position to confirm that it isn't the motor), but I don't get any error message it just looses its position.

Anybody with any ideas?

Glenn

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Re: please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 06:34:46 PM »
If servos then it could be tuning, if steppers then possibly you have the velocity or accel set too high.
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Re: please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 08:19:51 PM »
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when using lazycam to make pockets, the program stops randomly. I get the following error
Unrecoverable Error in EndGLdraw1....Notify artsoft

By program are you meaning in Lazycam or in Mach 3 Mill?
Can you post the dxf and tap file?

RICH
Re: please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 08:30:54 PM »
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when using lazycam to make pockets, the program stops randomly. I get the following error
Unrecoverable Error in EndGLdraw1....Notify artsoft

By program are you meaning in Lazycam or in Mach 3 Mill?
Can you post the dxf and tap file?

RICH
Thanks, we solved that problem, it was a bad parallel port card.  We still have the lost position problem.

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Re: please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 08:35:48 PM »
If stepper, drop the velocity and acceleration in half and see how it goes. If ok, gradualy increase until the stepper jams / skips and back off by 30%.
RICH
Re: please help Mach3 and Lazycam
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 09:14:49 PM »
If stepper, drop the velocity and acceleration in half and see how it goes. If ok, gradualy increase until the stepper jams / skips and back off by 30%.
RICH
We've tried many settings to no avail, we'll try so more.
Thanks.